Brigham and Women's Experts' Approach to Rheumatology

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Oct 22, 2010 - Medical - 236 pages
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Brigham and Women's Experts' Approach to Rheumatology was just honored with 4 Stars from Doody's Book Review! Rheumatic symptoms are often vague and difficult to diagnose. Brigham and Women's Experts' Approach to Rheumatology helps clinicians navigate the myriad disorders and makes recommendations for treatment--all in one concise reference book. This title is an essential guide to one of the most important fields of medicine that is often misunderstood yet increasingly relevant in primary care. This titles is for physicians in training, primary care physicians. and any healthcare professional caring for patients with rheumatologic disorders. The text features: - A guide to the newest drugs and treatments - How to differentiate between rheumatic disorders - How to recognize false positives and negatives in lab tests - Detailed plans for diagnosis and patient care
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 APPROACH TO THE PATIENT WITH MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASE
1
CHAPTER 2 LABORATORY TESTS IN RHEUMATOLOGY
19
CHAPTER 3 BONE RADIOLOGY
29
CHAPTER 4 COMMON SOFT TISSUE PAIN SYNDROMES
45
CHAPTER 5 BACK AND NECK PAIN
59
CHAPTER 6 OSTEOARTHRITIS
71
CHAPTER 7 RHEUMATOID AND INFLAMMATORY ARTHRITIS
81
CHAPTER 8 POLYMYALGIA RHEUMATICA AND GIANT CELL ARTERITIS
101
CHAPTER 10 ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID ANTIBODY SYNDROME
129
CHAPTER 11 APPROACH TO VASCULITIDES
137
CHAPTER 12 CRYSTALINDUCED ARTHROPATHIES
151
CHAPTER 13 INFECTIOUS ARTHRITIS
163
CHAPTER 14 MISCELLANEOUS RHEUMATIC DISEASES
175
CHAPTER 15 OSTEOPOROSIS
197
INDICATIONS AND RISKS
211
INDEX
223

CHAPTER 9 SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS
109

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